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Topic #64: Is marriage fardh or sunnah in Islam?

Is marriage fardh or sunnah in Islam?

Is marriage fardh or sunnah in Islam? [is marriage farz in islam; is marriage farz; is marriage a fard; is marriage an obligation in islam; is marriage necessary in islam; why marriage is important in islam; kya shadi karna farz hota hai]

Marriage is among the actions such as eating, drinking, shopping which comes under the category of mubah (permitted).

Though it is not fardh (obligatory) for a man or woman to get married but it is a sunnah of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) and he has advised:

Narrated Abdullah: We were with the Prophet (peace be upon him) while we were young and had no wealth whatever. So Allah’s Apostle said, “O young people! Whoever among you can marry, should marry, because it helps him lower his gaze and guard his modesty (i.e. his private parts from committing illegal sexual intercourse etc.), and whoever is not able to marry, should fast, as fasting diminishes his sexual power.” Sahih Al-Bukhari – Book 62 Hadith 4

It is advisable to get married as it has been advised by the most wise man and also because it has a lot of benefits and one remains safe and away from committing serious sins like fornication (zina), looking at non-mahrams etc.

And Allah knows best!

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